I am in my last quarter of the PN program at Hondros in Dayton and I would highly discourage anyone from attending. I feel like the quality of my education has been great, however, they are deceitful about money/costs to get people to attend, they do not allow you any flexibility to save money (no option to buy used books and require you to buy their laptops), credits will not transfer anywhere, and they have a poor reputation with surrounding healthcare facilities. Miami Valley would not even hire me as a PCT once they found out I was attending Hondros. The hiring manager directly told me that she will not hire Hondros students. I believe part of the reason for the poor reputation is their lack of accreditation from anywhere but the OBN.
I know a nurse who went through her RN at Hondros, but now has to wait to get her BSN until she can pay for it out of pocket because Hondros is so expensive it used up all of her financial aid and loans in 2 years.
Not trying to scare either of you or put a downer on things, but just trying to warn you of some things to think about. Like I said, I can't complain about the education I got.
I know this is an old thread, but I do agree with you about the cost. Hondros is very expensive. I work with one of their community partners so I get a discount on my tuition. I graduate June 19th with my ADN and like you think I have gotten a great education. I do disagree that they have a terrible reputation with the surrounding facilities. Which are you referring to? I have done clinicals at Southview, Grandview, the VA, Lifecare, and did my preceptorship at Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro. I will say that the school needs to find a better place to do peds clinicals. Doing them at a daycare is so dumb and doesn't teach us anything. This thread was made over 2 years ago so many things have changed. First KHN loves Hondros grads. I know many who work for them. I am pretty sure MVH hires them now because my friend Lisa (who is also a graduate) got an offer from them, but she decided to go work at Soin instead because the benefits were better. As far as the BSN, you can transfer to OU and Indiana Weslyn. I have heard UC takes Hondros credits as well. Just voicing my opinion. Wishing you all nothing but luck in your careers.